Erin + Patrick | Kenneth Pool Wedding from Dean Michaels Photography

In the words of today’s featured bride, Erin had “The most amazing fairy tale wedding… in a dress that was a dream come true.” I love that! Erin + Patrick perfectly curated their special day in warm and romantic purple hues with oodles of candles to really give their celebration that black tie feel. And may I just say that Erin’s dress is so glamorous. I love the very subtle shirred  bodice of this Kenneth Pool gown called Anna and how this dress has the most flattering silhouette…Erin, you look stunning!

Erin + Patrick | August 18, 2012 | Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park, New Jersey

The Ceremony
Our ceremony took place at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church in Saddle River, New Jersey.  My husband and I chose not to see each other before the ceremony.  We really wanted to get the adrenaline rush feeling of “Here comes the bride” as I walked down the stunning black and white marbled aisle. 

The Reception
We were going for an elegant and timeless look when we were planning the wedding.  I am a big fan of the color purple as it really brings out a warm and romantic vibe, especially in a candle lit ballroom.  Our arrangements and bouquets were designed to include all shades of purple, lavender, and ivory in cool water roses, vendella roses, purple hydrangea, purple lysianthus and purple orchids. The cocktail room and escort table were decorated with assorted glass goblets, crystals, floating candles, petals and votives. We had our florist scatter hundreds of white votive and pillar candles throughout the cocktail and ballroom, around the centerpieces and cake.  It really was an amazing touch that gave our party that black tie feel.  

Erin’s Dress Search
I always dreamed of having a romantic form fitted gown.  From the moment I tried on “Anna” by Kenneth Pool, I knew it was the one for me.  Not only was it flattering, but the drop waist hugged my curves to perfection.  The flare on the bottom was the perfect compliment to the slender fitted bodice.

How Erin Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Romantic, Fairy Tale Worthy

Why Erin Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I had the most amazing fairy tale wedding.  I would love for another lucky bride to feel as glamorous as I had on the most memorable day of her life.  My dress was truly a dream come true.

Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool Anna | Photography: Dean Michaels Studio  | Ceremony Venue: St. Gabriel Church  | Reception Venue: Westmount Country Club  | Floral Design: Atlas Floral Decorators  | Cake: Palmero Bakery